Reno motorcyclist, 26, seriously injured following Monday collision on I-80 |

Reno motorcyclist, 26, seriously injured following Monday collision on I-80

Margaret Moran

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A Reno man was air lifted by CareFlight to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after being involved in a motorcycle collision Monday morning on Interstate 80 just east of Truckee.

William L. Scott, 26, suffered and#8220;major injuries,and#8221; said Pete Mann, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol in Truckee, following the accident that happened at about 11:09 a.m. Monday on I-80 West at the Hirschdale Road off-ramp.

Scott was in the left lane traveling west and#8220;at a very high rate of speedand#8221; on a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 and and#8220;failed to slow or change lanesand#8221; upon traffic slowing due to an approaching construction zone, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol. He struck a vehicle in front of him and was ejected from the motorcycle.

The extent of Scottand#8217;s injuries are unclear, although Mann said he was wearing a helmet.

Reno residents Jacqueline C. Holden, 31, and Eric Holden, 36, were in the vehicle that was struck, a 2009 Pontiac G5; they suffered no injuries.

Members of the Truckee Fire Protection District from Glenshire and six personnel from the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

Both westbound lanes at the Hirschdale ramp were closed for scene clearing and field investigation purposes, but were re-opened at about noon.

CHP Officer Christopher Allen is handling the investigation.

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